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Durham University

Department of Engineering

Staff Profile

Dr Mehdi Keshavarz Hedayati, PhD

Assistant Professor in the Department of Engineering
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 44300
Room number: E484

Email: mehdi.keshavarz-hedayati(at)durham.ac.uk

Telephone: +44 (0)191 33 44300

Biography

Mehdi Keshavarz Hedayati received his BSc in Metallurgical Engineering from Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic) in 2007. He then moved to Christian Albrechts University of Kiel (Germany) where he obtained his MSc and PhD in Materials Science in 2009 and 2014, respectively. Before joining Durham University as Assistant Professor, he was a Marie-Curie Postdoctoral Fellow at Technical University of Denmark (DTU). 

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Vacancy

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Research Grant

2019- The Royal Society: Research Grants - Project Title: Smart materials: Development of nanostructures with real-time structural tunability (RGS\R1\191345)

Awards and Prizes

2016 - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship, European Commission

2016- Reach. Out! 2016, European Materials Research Society (E-MRS), Spring meeting 2016, Lille, France

2015- Researcher Grant, The 9th International Congress on Advanced Electromagnetic Materials in Microwaves and Optics – Metamaterials 2015, Oxford, UK

2015- KiNSIS prize for nano-engineering (Best PhD dissertation), Kiel Nano, Surface and Interface Science, Kiel, Germany

2014- German Materials Society Youth Award (DGM-Nachwuchspreis), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Materialkunde e.V., Frankfurt, Germany

2013- Khwarizmi Youth Award, The 15th Khwarizmi Youth Festival, The Iranian Research Organization for Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran

2013- Best Student Poster Award, The 7th International Congress on Advanced Electromagnetic Materials in Microwaves and Optics, Bordeaux, France

2011- SPP5 Student Travel Grant, The 5th International Conference on Surface Plasmon Photonics, BEXCO, Busan, South Korea

2009- Excellent Master Thesis Award, Institute for materials science, Faculty of engineering, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, Kiel, Germany

2008- Excellent Bachelor Thesis Award, The 8th student conference of Materials science and Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran

Courses Taught

Lecturer: Materials 3 (Metals-Ceramics), Durham University, UK

Lecturer: Nanolithography (Graduate course), Technical University of Denmark, Denmark

Tutor: Fabrication of Micro- and Nano Structures (Undergraduate), Technical University of Denmark, Denmark

Lecturer: Polymer Chemistry (Undergraduate), University of Kiel, Germany

Lecturer: Polymer-based smart and multi-functional devices, University of Kiel

Lecturer: Nanochemistry for Nanoengineering (Graduate course), University of Kiel, Germany

Lecturer: (Advanced) Metals ((Graduate course), University of Kiel, Germany

Patents

  1. A. Kristensen, C. Zhou, M.K. Hedayati, U. Levy, Whole blood hemolysis optical sensors (pending)
  2. M. Elbahri, M. K. Hedayati, V. Zaporojtchenko, T. Strunskus, F. Faupel, Absorberschicht für den VIS- und/oder NIR-Spektralbereich, German Patent DE102011113571.
  3. M. Elbahri, M. K. Hedayati, V. Zaporojtchenko, T. Strunskus, F. Faupel, Metall-Komposit-Beschichtung mit hoher optischer Transmissivität im visuellen Spektrum, German Patent DE102010050110.

 

Research Interests

  • Metasurface structural color
  • Nanocomposites
  • Nanomaterials
  • Plasmonic materials
  • Thin film

Selected Publications

Conference Paper

  • Elbahri, M., Hedayati, M. K. & Abdelaziz, M. (2016), Active organic dipolar antenna, 2016 10TH INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON ADVANCED ELECTROMAGNETIC MATERIALS IN MICROWAVES AND OPTICS (METAMATERIALS). 163-165.
  • Abdelaziz, M., Hedayati, M. K. & Elbahri, M. (2016), Active plasmonic coupling of metallic nanoparticles with dye, 2016 10TH INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON ADVANCED ELECTROMAGNETIC MATERIALS IN MICROWAVES AND OPTICS (METAMATERIALS). 160-162.
  • Hedayati, M. K. & Elbahri, M. (2015), Active Metamaterial Absorber by Photoswitchable Molecules, 9TH INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON ADVANCED ELECTROMAGNETIC MATERIALS IN MICROWAVES AND OPTICS (METAMATERIALS 2015). 139-141.
  • Hedayati, M. K., Abdelaziz, M., Jamali, A. R. & Elbahri, M. (2015), Tailored metamaterial perfect absorber, 9TH INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON ADVANCED ELECTROMAGNETIC MATERIALS IN MICROWAVES AND OPTICS (METAMATERIALS 2015). 142-144.

Journal Article

  • Abdelaziz, Moheb, Homaeigohar, Shahin, Hedayati, Mehdi Keshavarz, Assad, Mhd Adel & Elbahri, Mady (2019). Solar Aluminum Kitchen Foils with Omnidirectional Vivid Polarizonic Colors. Advanced Optical Materials 7(15): 1900737.
  • Zhu, Xiaolong, Hedayati, Mehdi Keshavarz, Raza, Soren, Levy, Uriel, Mortensen, N. Asger & Kristensen, Anders (2018). Digital resonant laser printing: Bridging nanophotonic science and consumer products. NanoToday 19: 7-10.
  • Zhou, Chen, Hedayati, Mehdi Keshavarz & Kristensen, Anders (2018). Multifunctional waveguide interferometer sensor: simultaneous detection of refraction and absorption with size-exclusion function. Optics Express 26(19): 24372-24383.
  • Zhou, Chen, Hedayati, Mehdi Keshavarz, Zhu, Xiaolong, Nielsen, Frank, Levy, Uriel & Kristensen, Anders (2018). Optofluidic Sensor for Inline Hemolysis Detection on Whole Blood. ACS SENSORS 3(4): 784-791.
  • Elbahri, Mady, Abdelaziz, Moheb, Homaeigohar, Shahin, Elsharawy, Abdou, Hedayati, Mehdi Keshavarz, Roeder, Christian, Assad, Mamdouh El Haj & Abdelaziz, Ramzy (2018). Plasmonic Metaparticles on a Blackbody Create Vivid Reflective Colors for Naked-Eye Environmental and Clinical Biodetection. ADVANCED MATERIALS 30(4): UNSP 1704442.
  • Hedayati, Mehdi Keshavarz & Elbahri, Mady (2017). Review of Metasurface Plasmonic Structural Color. PLASMONICS 12(5): 1463-1479.
  • Homaeigohar, Shahin, Zillohu, Ahnaf Usman, Abdelaziz, Ramzy, Hedayati, Mehdi Keshavarz & Elbahri, Mady (2016). A Novel Nanohybrid Nanofibrous Adsorbent for Water Purification from Dye Pollutants. Materials 9(10): 848.
  • Hedayati, Mehdi Keshavarz & Elbahri, Mady (2016). Antireflective Coatings: Conventional Stacking Layers and Ultrathin Plasmonic Metasurfaces, A Mini-Review. Materials 9(6): 497.
  • Hedayati, Mehdi Keshavarz, Abdelaziz, Moheb, Etrich, Christoph, Homaeigohar, Shahin, Rockstuhl, Carsten & Elbahri, Mady (2016). Broadband Anti-Reflective Coating Based on Plasmonic Nanocomposite. Materials 9(8): 636.
  • Grossmann, Malte, Klick, Alwin, Lemke, Christoph, Falke, Julian, Black, Maximilian, Fiutowski, Jacek, Goszczak, Arkadiusz Jaroslaw, Sobolewska, Elzbieta, Zillohu, Ahnaf Usman, Hedayati, Mehdi Keshavarz, Rubahn, Horst-Guenter, Faupel, Franz, Elbahri, Mady & Bauer, Michael (2015). Light-Triggered Control of Plasmonic Refraction and Group Delay by Photochromic Molecular Switches. ACS PHOTONICS 2(9): 1327-1332.
  • Elbahri, Mady, Zillohu, Ahnaf Usman, Gothe, Bastian, Hedayati, Mehdi Keshavarz, Abdelaziz, Ramzy, El-Khozondar, Hala Jarallah, Bawa'aneh, Muhammad, Abdelaziz, Moheb, Lavrinenko, Andrei, Zhukovsky, Sergei & Homaeigohar, Shahin (2015). Photoswitchable molecular dipole antennas with tailored coherent coupling in glassy composite. LIGHT-SCIENCE \& APPLICATIONS 4: e316.
  • Etrich, Christoph, Fahr, Stephan, Hedayati, Mehdi Keshavarz, Faupel, Franz, Elbahri, Mady & Rockstuhl, Carsten (2014). Effective Optical Properties of Plasmonic Nanocomposites. MATERIALS 7(2): 727-741.
  • Hedayati, Mehdi Keshavarz, Javaheri, Mojtaba, Zillohu, Ahnaf Usman, El-Khozondar, Hala Jarallah, Bawa'aneh, Muhammad S., Lavrinenko, Andrei, Faupel, Franz & Elbahri, Mady (2014). Photo-driven Super Absorber as an Active Metamaterial with a Tunable Molecular-Plasmonic Coupling. ADVANCED OPTICAL MATERIALS 2(8): 705-710.
  • Hedayati, M. K., Zillohu, A. U., Strunskus, T., Faupel, F. & Elbahri, M. (2014). Plasmonic tunable metamaterial absorber as ultraviolet protection film. APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS 104(4): 041103.
  • Hedayati, Mehdi Keshavarz, Faupel, Franz & Elbahri, Mady (2014). Review of Plasmonic Nanocomposite Metamaterial Absorber. MATERIALS 7(2): 1221-1248.
  • Hedayati, M. Keshavarz, Fahr, S., Etrich, C., Faupel, F., Rockstuhl, C. & Elbahri, M. (2014). The hybrid concept for realization of an ultra-thin plasmonic metamaterial antireflection coating and plasmonic rainbow. NANOSCALE 6(11): 6037-6045.
  • Abdelaziz, Ramzy, Disci-Zayed, Duygu, Hedayati, Mehdi Keshavarz, Poehls, Jan-Hendrik, Zillohu, Ahnaf Usman, Erkartal, Burak, Chakravadhanula, Venkata Sai Kiran, Duppel, Viola, Kienle, Lorenz & Elbahri, Mady (2013). Green chemistry and nanofabrication in a levitated Leidenfrost drop. NATURE COMMUNICATIONS 4: 2400.
  • Zillohu, Ahnaf Usman, Abdelaziz, Ramzy, Hedayati, Mehdi Keshavarz, Emmler, Thomas, Homaeigohar, Shahin & Elbahri, Mady (2012). Plasmon-Mediated Embedding of Nanoparticles in a Polymer Matrix: Nanocomposites Patterning, Writing, and Defect Healing. JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY C 116(32): 17204-17209.
  • Zillohu, Ahnaf Usman, Abdelaziz, Ramzy, Hedayati, Mehdi Keshavarz, Emmler, Thomas, Homaeigohar, Shahin & Elbahri, Mady (2012). Plasmon-Mediated Embedding of Nanoparticles in a Polymer Matrix: Nanocomposites Patterning, Writing, and Defect Healing (vol 116, pg 17204, 2012). JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY C 116(36): 19611.
  • Hedayati, Mehdi Keshavarz, Faupel, Franz & Elbahri, Mady (2012). Tunable broadband plasmonic perfect absorber at visible frequency. APPLIED PHYSICS A-MATERIALS SCIENCE \& PROCESSING 109(4): 769-773.
  • Elbahri, Mady, Hedayati, Mehdi Keshavarz, Chakravadhanula, Venkata Sai Kiran, Jamali, Mohammad, Strunkus, Thomas, Zaporojtchenko, Vladimir & Faupel, Franz (2011). An Omnidirectional Transparent Conducting-Metal-Based Plasmonic Nanocomposite. ADVANCED MATERIALS 23(17): 1993-1997.
  • Hedayati, Mehdi Keshavarz, Javaherirahim, Mojtaba, Mozooni, Babak, Abdelaziz, Ramzy, Tavassolizadeh, Ali, Chakravadhanula, Venkata Sai Kiran, Zaporojtchenko, Vladimir, Strunkus, Thomas, Faupel, Franz & Elbahri, Mady (2011). Design of a Perfect Black Absorber at Visible Frequencies Using Plasmonic Metamaterials. ADVANCED MATERIALS 23(45): 5410+.
  • Jamali, Mohammad, Hedayati, Mehdi Keshavarz, Mozooni, Babak, Javaherirahim, Mojtaba, Abdelaziz, Ramzy, Zillohu, Ahnaf Usman & Elbahri, Mady (2011). Photoresponsive Transparent Conductive Metal with a Photobleaching Nose. ADVANCED MATERIALS 23(37): 4243-4247.
  • Hedayati, M. Keshavarz, Mahboubi, F. & Nickchi, T. (2009). Comparison of conventional and active screen plasma nitriding of hard chromium electroplated steel. VACUUM 83(8): 1123-1128.

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